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Bank of Baroda Q2 net down 36% at Rs Rs 355 cr on bad loans

Provisions for non-performing assets rose about 13% to Rs 1,847 crore


A branch of Bank of Baroda. Photo: Wikipedia
A branch of Bank of Baroda. Photo: Wikipedia

State-run Bank of Baroda Ltd reported a 36 per cent fall in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday, hurt by higher provisions for bad loans.

Net profit dropped to Rs 355 crore ($54.26 million) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, from Rs 552 crore a year earlier, India's fifth-largest bank by assets said.

Analysts on average had expected a net profit of Rs 474 crore, Thomson Reuters data showed.

as a percentage of total loans came in at 11.16 per cent at end-September, compared with 11.40 per cent in the previous quarter, and 11.35 per cent a year earlier.

Provisions for rose about 13 per cent to Rs 1,847 crore.

First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 16:31 IST